Rumsiskes Open-Air Museum, Kaunas

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Learn about traditional rural life in Lithuania at Rumsiskes Open-Air Museum. Stretching 175 hectares (432 acres), it is one of the largest museums of its type in Europe and explores the four main ethnographic regions of the country: Aukštaitija, Samogitia, Dzūkija, and Suvalkija. There are about 140 buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries grouped into farmsteads, villages, and towns. Inside, the restored interiors and furnishings reflect the popular styles of the time from different social classes. Once you've finished visiting the houses, stroll among the beehives, wells, flower gardens, orchards, and monuments for further insights into the way people lived here. You can approach staff with any questions about Lithuanian customs and culture. You will have to walk a significant distance to experience all the museum has to offer, so wear sensible shoes. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Rumsiskes Open-Air Museum and many more Kaunas attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Kaunas online trip itinerary planner .
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  • This is a collection of houses and businesses that have been moved from various locations to create a village. It was interesting to see the difference in the homes/farms of poorer farmers and wealthy...  more »
  • Beautiful theme park. An open air museum made of traditional buildings in Lithuania, not rebuilt but just "removed" from the original locations and incorporated into the Park. Greenery, beautiful views of Marios Lagoon and many waterways. The only drawback, one tiny and dining venue for only cold meals fast. Nice experience anyway.
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  • This is a huge open air museum. The distance between different villages is noticeable. A really rewarding visit would take at least a whole day. There are many interesting work shops, which produce ma...  more »

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